REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCES OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE AND SOVIET CHINCHILLA RABBIT UNDER THE AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA

Article Id: ARCC3215 | Page : 220 - 222
Citation :- REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCES OF NEW ZEALAND WHITE AND SOVIET CHINCHILLA RABBIT UNDER THE AGRO CLIMATIC CONDITION OF MEGHALAYA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):220 - 222
S.K. Das and K.M. Bujarbaruah
Address : Division of Animal Production, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umium - 793 103, Meghalaya, India

Abstract

Around 3762 data on different reproductive traits recorded from New Zealand White and
Soviet Chinchilla breed of rabbit over a period of four years in Rabbit Research Farm of the
institute under Animal Production Division were analyzed. Rabbits were maintained in indoor
wire mesh cage system individually. Those were fed with 50 % green roughage and 50 %
concentrate pelleted feed on DM basis. Significant difference (P< 0.05) was observed in litter
weight at birth, litter size at weaning, litter weight at weaning between the does of parental, 1
st, 2 nd and 3 rd generation both in New Zealand White and Soviet Chinchilla. So in respect of
litter size, litter weight and individual litter weight at birth, litter size at weaning, inter-kindling
period and crops per year, the Soviet Chinchilla breed was better than the New Zealand White.
Although in respect of litter weight at weaning, service per conception and age at first conception,
the New Zealand White was better than the Soviet Chinchilla. So, Soviet Chinchilla breed excels
New Zealand White in most of the reproductive traits.

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